The 2008 JETAA USA National Conference is here! PNWJETAA is excited to be the first JETAA USA chapter to host the conference twice and to host the largest conference to date! Stay tuned for more news and pictures throughout the course of the conference!
Special thanks to all our volunteers, who without their help, this conference wouldn’t have been possible! Thank you PNWJETAA and Portland JETAA!
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PRE-CONFERENCE: National Conference Planning Group
PRE-CONFERENCE: Welcome Bag Assembly Party
PRE-CONFERENCE: Assembling the Welcome Bags!
PRE-CONFERENCE: Assembling the Conference Books!
Welcome to the 2008 JETAA USA National Conference!
ARRIVAL: Welcome Reception at Wann Izakaya
DAY ONE: “New England? I prefer the Old England…” – Chapter Introductions by John
DAY ONE: Requesting GIA from CLAIR by Matt
DAY ONE: Paul Rucker, Assistant Vice President – Constituency Relations, from the University of Washington Alumni Association presents the conference Keynote Address
DAY ONE: Paul discusses the need for clearly defined goals (a.k.a. our “hedgehog principle“) for JETAA USA: recruitment, re-entry services, cultural ambassador, affinity with the JET Program
DAY ONE: Kyle Funakoshi, Senior Manager of Volunteer Programs and JETAA member, outlines the value proposition that JETAA creates for its members. How does your chapter stack up?
DAY ONE: JETAA USA Country Rep Update from Shannan and Shannon
DAY ONE: Reception hosted by the Consul General Namba
DAY ONE: And yes, that is Stuart wearing a jacket and tie!
DAY TWO: Update from our neighbo(u)rs to the north: Canada CR update from Sabine
DAY TWO: CMS System update from JETAAi Webmaster Paul Donovan
DAY TWO: Report from the Subchapter Workshop from Roy
DAY TWO: Report from Veteran National Conference-goers with updates on national iniatives from Megan…
DAY TWO: Dinner to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the JET Program hosted by CLAIR at Anthony’s on Shilshole Bay
In addition to the conference, delegates took advantage of the optional Ducks tour on both Thursday and Sunday with…
…Captain Whoo-ah (I think that’s his real name…)